NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
HOMELAND SECURITY INSTITUTE

Program of Study

The University Program (UP) provides National Guard members with the opportunity to study online and obtain a master's degree in the domain of homeland security. To be eligibile for the UP you must have a bachelor's degree and have professional military education (PME) based on rank. There are two elements to every UP: the HSI Program of Study and the university's coursework requirements. You can find the exact requirements for each university on the menu under the UP > Program of Study > university of your choosing. Click HERE for a list of participating universities and degrees offered.

    For a full description, see the links below:

  1. Emergency Management Independent Study (IS)
    1. Incident Command System (ICS), Online and Resident
    2. National Incident Management System (NIMS), Online

  2. Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA)
    1. DSCA Phase I, Online
    2. DSCA Phase II, Resident

  3. Resident 3 to 5 Day Homeland Security Seminar
    1. Homeland Protection Seminar

  4. Professional Military Education (PME)
    1. Professional Development
      • Advanced Operations Course
      • Command and General Staff College Common Core
      • Captains Career Course (by branch)
      • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer
    2. Operations Management
      • Joint Operations Center (JOC) 101 Courses
      • Advanced JOC Training
      • Joint Air Operations Staff Course
      • Joint Interagency Multinational Planner's Course
    3. Strategic Planning
      • Advanced Strategic Leader Studies Program
      • Junior Officer Strategic Leader Development Program

  5. *Disclaimer: FEMA ICS courses are subject to change and are updated accordingly.